5 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2012 12:52 PM by Texas Mac Man
Anton1983 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When i try to syncronize my iPad2 with iTunes, the "Others" section increases its size, even if i'am not really transfer any movie, music, foto, ect. on iPad!
Aftem few times of such syncronizations,  the "Others" section's size becomes 20GB ! Is this some failure of iTunes? How can i fix it?


iPad 2, iOS 5.1
  • 1. Re: Others section in iPad2 has incredible size (about 20 GB)?
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,445 points)

    Usually you will need to restore your iPad in order to clean out the bloated other which is usually caused by a sync that has gone bad.

     

    "Other" is app data, Safari bookmarks, text messages, emails and their attachments, notes, etc. -  basically any non media content. It should be nowhere near that large.

     

    This explains how to restore your device. You can restore from a backup as the very last step in order to retrieve all of you files, data and settings.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1414

     

    Before you restore, just try syncing again, sometimes that works.

     

    Sometimes a reset can work as well - - hold down on the sleep and home buttons until the Apple logo appears - ignore the red slider.

  • 2. Re: Others section in iPad2 has incredible size (about 20 GB)?
    Anton1983 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. Restore, really works. I've already tried this method. But making a restore every time is very time consuming. Why can't Apple fix this problem? Or, is there any faster method to fix "others" section size?

  • 3. Re: Others section in iPad2 has incredible size (about 20 GB)?
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,445 points)

    I think that the better question is to try to figure out why this keeps happening to you.

     

    You may have corrupt photo files, or an app with some really corrupt data - I'm not sure what the issue might be, but getting to the heart of why it happens I think should be a priority.

     

    I don't know of any "faster fix" other than to restore the device.

  • 4. Re: Others section in iPad2 has incredible size (about 20 GB)?
    Anton1983 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for help

  • 5. Re: Others section in iPad2 has incredible size (about 20 GB)?
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,865 points)

    How Do I Get Rid Of The “Other” Data Stored On My iPad Or iPhone?

    http://tinyurl.com/85w6xwn

     

    With an iOS device, the “Other” space in iTunes is used to store things like documents, settings, caches, and a few other important items. If you sync lots of documents to apps like GoodReader, DropCopy, or anything else that reads external files, your storage use can skyrocket. With iOS 5, you can see exactly which applications are taking up the most space. Just head to Settings > General > Usage, and tap the button labeled Show All Apps. The storage section will show you the app and how much storage space it is taking up. Tap on the app name to get a description of the additional storage space being used by the app’s documents and data. You can remove the storage-hogging application and all of its data directly from this screen, or manually remove the data by opening the app. Some applications, especially those designed by Apple, will allow you to remove stored data by swiping from left to right on the item to reveal a Delete button.

     

     Cheers, Tom